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Clan Lab Allegedly Discovered at Risdon Park

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A man has been arrested after a clan lab was allegedly found at Risdon Park.

Port Pirie Police attended a Risdon Park home to conduct a search with the assistance of a Police Dog Operations drug detection dog, when they allegedly located a clandestine laboratory at the premises along with a quantity of suspected methamphetamine and cannabis.

Specialist police from the Drug and Organised Crime Task Force then attended the home to conduct further examinations.

A 40-year-old man from Risdon Park was arrested and charged with manufacturing a controlled drug and trafficking in a controlled drug. He was bailed to appear in the Port Pirie Magistrates Court on the 18th of October.

Clandestine drug labs and the associated chemicals are dangerous environments so police urge anyone with information about the manufacture of illegal drugs to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

You can remain anonymous.

Signs that a drug lab may be operating in your area include:

- drawn curtains during daylight

- persons carrying laboratory glassware into the premises

- extensive and excessive security systems

- frequent visitors to premises who only stay for short periods of time

- chemical smells

- chemical/fertiliser/empty pill/capsule containers in rubbish

- pool cleaning equipment when there is no swimming pool

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